Dermatologists attend to the health of the skin, a person’s largest organ. They diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and other problem conditions of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. They conduct complete skin examinations, record patient’s medical history, advise on topics such as the need for protection from the sun, skin cancer concerns, and self-examination of skin and lymph nodes.They diagnose through observation and lab tests. They treat skin conditions such as acne, dandruff, althlete’s foot, moles, psoriasis, and skin cancer. They address lesions such as melanoma or various types of nevi. They perform minor surgery to remove growths, cysts, or tissue samples for lab analysis. They create and maintain medical records, hiring staff to aid in that task as well as scheduling appointments, record keeping, and preparing patients for examination.They may work long hours in their office or in clinics.
Health, Medical, Fitness, and Personal Care Services